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Obama presents Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to Navy football

resident Barack Obama is given a Navy football team helmet by players Bo Snelson, left, and Brye French, center, after presenting the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Navy's triumph in its annual football battle with Army and Air Force is getting to be a habit.

Presenting the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy, Obama noted it's the eighth time in 10 years they've come to the White House to claim it.

He says he and his wife are thinking of just "leaving the key under the rug."

Navy beat Army 17-13 last December after earlier beating Air Force 28-21 in overtime.

Obama posed for pictures with the team in the East Room on Friday and was handed a Navy helmet - but he declined to put it on. He says it's Politics 101: "You don't put stuff on your head if you're president ... you never look good."

 

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